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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Judge Approves Chelsea Manning’s Legal Name Change Petition
At a hearing this morning at 10am Eastern Time, Leavenworth County District Judge David King granted a petition to allow WikiLeaks whistleblower PVT Manning to legally change her name from “Bradley Edward Manning” to “Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.” Manning, who has twice been diagnosed with gender dysphoria by qualified military psychiatrists, issued a public response:
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Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Manning’s Lawyer Demands Presidential Pardon for WikiLeaks Whistle-Blower
David Coombs, chief attorney for WikiLeaks whistle-blower PVT Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, filed an application for a Presidential Pardon on Manning’s behalf. That application has been made public at http://pardon.bradleymanning.org/ , along with a link to a White House petition in which tens of thousands of supporters have signed to support PVT Manning's request.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years, Defense Moves for Presidential Pardon
WikiLeaks whistle-blower Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison today, an outrage that flies in the face of America’s essential ideals of accountability in government, and which seeks to instill a chilling effect on those who’d dare to expose the United States’ illegality. A heroic soldier of conscience, Manning witnessed war crimes, rampant corruption, and covert abuse while stationed in Baghdad in 2009-10, and exposed what he saw by releasing hundreds of thousands of classified military and diplomatic files to the transparency website WikiLeaks.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Manning Site Launches: Pardon.BradleyManning.org
David Coombs, chief attorney for WikiLeaks whistle-blower Pfc. Bradley Manning, announced at a press conference near Ft. Meade, MD, today that he is formally applying for a Presidential Pardon for Bradley Manning. Coombs is seeking Manning’s immediate release or at the very least, a commutation to a sentence of time already served.
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Monday, July 29, 2013
Bradley Manning Verdict Tomorrow 1 pm Eastern
In an ominous sign for Manning, military judge Denise Lind altered important charges last week in order to assist prosecutors ahead of verdict. In so doing, defense attorney David Coombs explained, “The Government has pushed this case beyond the bounds of legal propriety. If the Government meant ‘information’, it should have charged information.” Up until last week, Manning was charged with stealing entire databases. The Defense has no way to defend Manning against these new charges after the fact.
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Monday, July 01, 2013
Over Thousand Marched in Bradley Manning Support Contingent at SF Pride 2013
July 1 - Over 1,000 supporters of openly gay whistle-blower, PFC Bradley Manning, marched in the Bradley Manning Support Network contingent in the SF Pride Parade today. The anchors of KOFY TV's live coverage noted that it was the largest non-corporate contingent in the Parade, second only to Google overall. The contingent featured former military strategist Daniel Ellsberg who in 1971 leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times. Ellsberg, adorned with a pink boa, rode on a pickup truck declaring Bradley Manning "The People's Grand Marshal."
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Oliver Stone, Maggie Gyllenhall, Russell Brand, & others release video for WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning
While Pfc. Bradley Manning stands trial at Ft. Meade, MD, pop-culture celebrities declare their support for the Army whistleblower, in a five-minute advocacy video released late yesterday.
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Thursday, May 02, 2013
LGBT Leaders Champion WikiLeaks Soldier After SF Pride Controversy
Last Wednesday, it was publicly announced that WikiLeaks whistleblower and Army private first class Bradley Manning had been named grand marshal of the SF Gay Pride Celebration, the largest gathering of LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual transgender) individuals in the United States. But a recently formed gay military group organized a protest, and two days later the president of the SF Pride Celebration Committee, Lisa Williams, issued an announcement retracting the honor.
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Friday, April 26, 2013
WikiLeaker Bradley Manning Honored at World Famous SF Gay Pride Parade
This Wednesday, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee announced that openly gay Army whistleblower PFC Bradley Manning will be honored as a grand marshal for the largest gathering of LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual transgender) people and allies in the United States. SF Pride describes its grand marshals as “individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community.”
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Military Decrees Media Access is a Privilege, Not a Right
Announcing new restrictions on the press covering Bradley Manning’s court-martial trial at Fort Meade, MD, a military spokesperson said, “This media operation center is a privilege, not a requirement. Privileges can be taken away.” She also announced that cell phones would no longer be allowed in the Ft. Meade media center, which broadcasts a live video feed from the courtroom.
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